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Boxed inserts on etymologies and language usage Pronunciation key on each page Current phrases, slang, and scientific terms Special notes on word origins World gazetteer PLUS Tables of weights and measurements Languages and language families Tables of signs and symbols Forms of address Comprehensive listing of abbreviations ...AND MORE!
Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.